The Olive Trees by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's The Olive Trees was painted in 1889, when Vincent was finally allowed to leave the premises of the asylum to paint. Always believing that work in nature restored and consoled him, Vincent painted the twisting trunks of The Olive Trees with dense green foliage under a yellow sun in a yellow sky, recalling the landscapes van Gogh had painted the previous year in Arles.
While residing in the asylum, Vincent van Gogh continued his exploration of color -- particularly the color yellow. Read on to learn about a painting that uses this hue to great effect.